Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dear daughter....

My dear sweet Em....It only seems like yesterday that you were climbing fences with your two brothers. Oh the memories that you have made. Oh the memories you will be making.

Today as you step foot into this next phase of life...just think of all the memories you have ahead of you! And as you say your I do's to the blessing God has sent you....I will be watching in awe of what God has done . You are a testimony of how God will bless you when you choose to obey and surrender your will to His. I amazed at how quickly Eric came into your life at that moment!

Emily today will be filled with tears...some sad some joyful. The sad is because I feel like I grew up way too fast! The joyful is because I am so very proud of the young woman you have become.I can't wait to see all that God has planned for you! You are truly a gift...a very big blessing to me! I am proud to call you my daughter! At 6 o'clock this evening I will then call you Emily Jackson...but you will always be a Holcombe. I love you my daughter! Have fun on your wedding day!!!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

She's gone......

You became my grandmother the day my mom said "I do!" You embraced us as though we were your grandchildren. Although you only had 1 left this world with 7 grandchildren and 23 great grandkids...1 great great and 1 great great on the way.  Grun we will miss you...and your key lime pies!

This week will be filled with many emotions. As we are finishing up wedding plans...we are also planning a funeral. I really hate this...I feel so torn! As we celebrate the marriage of our daughter this week... we will also be celebrating the life of a very special lady.  We live and we die....blessed be the name of the Lord! Our days are numbered...Only our maker knows how many. Although the next few days will be bittersweet...I know I serve a God who is filled with compassion and will supply all that I need this week.

Choosing to live each day as though it were your last! All those little things that would normally bother you...they suddenly become insignificant. Lord help me to live each day to the fullest...never wasting a moment to love and be my life with NO regrets!